Thursday, June 17, 2010

Garage Metallica and Chrys Miranda

For those not familiar, this is Chrys Miranda, owner of Garage Metallica and the guy behind the Swap Meet we (my friend Andy and I) talked about in the posts below.

Located in Vila Madalena, São Paulo, Garage Metallica is a workshop specialized in Harley Davidson motorcycles, whether you are searching for customizing it, giving it a performance upgrade, or building it from ground up.

Chrys Miranda brought his know-how from years living in the U.S., where he gained experience through courses in the Harley-Davidson factory, and through his work in two California dealers, Golden Gate Harley-Davidson and Harley-Davidson Mc'Guire.

Building unique motorcycles, all based on the customer`s idea, Chrys offers a special touch by encouraging cycling/handling and functionality of the bike. When it comes to aesthetics, the final product brings us back to the 50, 60 and 70`s, an innovative period in terms of art, fashion and design, however, the bikes have the attitude and performance suitable for the twenty-first century.

Here are some of the bikes that carry his signature.

If you would like to know more about his work, please visit his SITE or his BLOG. In case you´re wondering how to get there, there´s a map available at the site Oficinas e Serviços (Workshops and Services).

As you already know, last weekend the 6th edition of his Swap Meet took place in his workshop, and we, from Lord of Motors, were there to check it out.

Once again I have to say that when it comes to Swap Meets, as well as HD Drag Racing, we are years behind you guys in the U.S. We just don´t have any, except for this one, once a year. Well, to be honest there´s going to be another one in July 3rd, this time not at Garage Metallica, and that´s all.

Despite that, we can say the Swap was a success. As you can see in the picture below, the atmosphere of the event could not have been better. Everyone talking to everyone, exchanging ideas, telling stories and, as might be expected, doing business.

And as for me, I ended up swaping a 18 inches ape hanger with clutch cable for two almost new HD Dunlop tires. Other than that, still sold a riser clamp, a jockey shift with suicide clutch kit for sportster, and some blog tees.

Keep ridin, ftw...


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